There she is. Isn't she a beauty? The Barnes and Noble Nook - an electronic book reader. I've been planning to get one for a while, ever since a friend started researching readers and learned that the Nook is compatible with e-books available for free through libraries. Of course I wanted to buy some books; but free is so much better, especially for books that I'm only going to read once.
However, I keep putting off purchasing one. I think the problem is I really love books. Just like in a previous post where I talked about the tactile experience of magazines, I feel the same way about books. And also there are older, out-of-print books that I would like to have that just aren't available in electronic format. On the pro side of the issue, I can travel with thousands of books, which really comes in handy when you fly. Not only are you limited to two carryons, but you have to schlep everything around yourself and books can weigh a lot.
To buy or not to buy, that is the question. I'm going to keep mulling it over and will let you know when I make a decision..